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OR Global Symposium 2023

The Oral Reconstruction (OR) Global Symposium, themed “Quo Vadis Implant Dentistry”, will be held on 18-20 May 2023, in Rome, with more than 30 speakers who will address the future of implant dentistry and dental tissue regeneration. A number of practical details about proven and new clinical therapeutic approaches will be discussed during the event. One of the organisers explains.

With the OR Global Symposium in Rome, the OR Foundation is building a bridge to traditional international congresses. Elected last year, OR Foundation President Dr Luca Cordaro also serves as Congress Chair.

Together with the scientific committee, Prof. Juan Blanco (Spain), Prof. Dehua Li (China), Prof. Michael Stimmelmayr (Germany), Prof. Irena Sailer (Switzerland), Prof. Anton Sculean (Switzerland) and Dr Homa Zahed (USA), the speakers have been recruited to share their knowledge and experience in a practical way.

Together they will present a differentiated and ground-breaking programme aimed at dental professionals from all areas of dental oral reconstruction. The OR Global Symposium 2023 is one of the most important events on the dental agenda.

The OR Foundation’s mission is to drive progress for the benefit of patients, from cutting-edge education to research and the world’s most exclusive network of specialists in oral reconstruction.
Dr Martin Schuler, Executive Director of the OR Foundation, said: “Our goal is to enable the continuous improvement of treatment through close collaboration with universities, dentists and industry, via the sharing of expertise and presentation of research results, especially at our symposia.”

The program will start on the morning of Thursday, 18 May with five practical and two theoretical workshops. Participants will engage with a variety of techniques that can be incorporated into their daily practice. The afternoon is dedicated to the pre-symposium titled “Technological innovation helps the clinic”. The pre-symposium speakers are included in the participation fee.

The main programme on Friday and Saturday is divided into eight sessions. One session will discuss different options for hard and soft tissue augmentation, including Guided Bone Regeneration with blocks, shells, or computer-assisted bone augmentation.

The speakers will examine topics related to the ability to affect bone and soft tissue healing around implants and review options in the treatment of gingival recession. Another focus is on the use of autologous bone or allogeneic, xenogeneic, or synthetic bone graft substitutes, membranes, and soft tissue matrices.

The questions of when is the right time for implant placement and the advantages of a digital workflow will be discussed, as well as prosthetic solutions for older, or even edentulous, patients.

Research Award and the poster exhibition

Young researchers whose studies are supported by the OR Foundation will present their latest findings in a dedicated session on the main podium on the morning of Saturday, 20 May 2023. The best researcher will be awarded the OR Foundation Research Award.

In addition, dentists are encouraged to submit their abstracts for the poster exhibition by 5 March 2023. The best abstracts will be presented on Friday afternoon on the main stage during a science slam. Participants whose posters have been accepted will have their registration fee waived.

Participants from all over the world are expected to attend the Symposium. The congress language is English, and the lectures will be simultaneously translated into German, French, Italian, Japanese, and Spanish.

Rome’s historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Just outside the city is the Auditorium Parco della Musica, where the congress will be held. For the weekend, this venue will become a multicultural meeting and exchange place for interested dental professionals.

The symposium is supported by BioHorizons and Camlog, founding sponsors of the OR Foundation.

For information regarding the programme or to register, go to https://symposium2023.orfoundation.org/ 

See the original article here: Dental Industry Review